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Tag: David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity

These mentors make a difference for first-generation, minority students

These mentors make a difference for first-generation, minority students

August 8, 2019

Five University of Rochester faculty mentors are the inaugural recipients of a new mentorship award from the University’s David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity.

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Summer in Rochester means research

Summer in Rochester means research

July 24, 2019

There’s no better time to do research at the University than during the summer. While the classrooms may be quiet, labs and libraries remain busy as undergraduate students work on projects from engineering to political science.

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Ready to mentor ‘students like myself’

Ready to mentor ‘students like myself’

May 3, 2019

A biomedical engineering major and first-generation student, Kharimat Alatise ’19 is ready to pursue her doctorate and “be a role model to first-generation and minority students.”

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Summer is ‘when it happens’ for research on River Campus

Summer is ‘when it happens’ for research on River Campus

July 27, 2018

Research at the University of Rochester doesn’t end when most students leave campus for the summer. It thrives. Students from across the globe are on the River Campus this summer, taking part in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and other research programs with Rochester students and faculty members.

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High school students complete Upward Bound summer program

High school students complete Upward Bound summer program

August 3, 2017

Seventy high school students from the Rochester City School District took part in the annual Upward Bound academic summer showcase, presenting the results of their six-week research projects.

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It’s one community for Kearns summer researchers

It’s one community for Kearns summer researchers

July 28, 2017

In their labs, the 61 Kearns Center summer researchers work among one another, and in their dorms they live among one another, forming tight friendships that will be vital as they move on to graduate school and professional careers.

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Kearns Center scholars are studies in resiliency, success

Kearns Center scholars are studies in resiliency, success

May 19, 2017

Established in 2002, the center has the goal of increasing diversity in higher education by building an educational pipeline, from undergraduate through graduate school, for students who might not otherwise have had access to higher education.

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Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

March 10, 2017

Can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? Or teach a person to become a better public speaker? Visiting undergraduates–many from under-represented groups in the STEM fields–will work on summer projects investigating these questions and more.

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Federal grants recognize University’s programs for underserved students

Federal grants recognize University’s programs for underserved students

September 21, 2016

Two National Science Foundation grants expand the reach of programs that engage underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students in science and engineering.

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Upward Bound students showcase work at closing ceremony

Upward Bound students showcase work at closing ceremony

August 5, 2016

“With this program, everything came together. Now, I feel like a real scientist.” Derek McNeil joined a record 140 high school students from Rochester City schools took part in the six-week summer program.

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